What’s the deal With Der­marolling?

It’s the treat­ment ev­ery­one is talk­ing about – but why on earth are peo­ple want­ing to roll teeny-tiny nee­dles over their skin?

Look (UK) - - MAIN BEAUTY - words: Chloe Bur­cham

Der­marolling, mi­croneedling, fa­cial resur­fac­ing – what­ever you call it, chances are the celebri­ties on your In­sta feeds are hav­ing it. The new It fa­cial of the mo­ment prom­ises to re­duce acne scars, wrin­kles, pig­men­ta­tion and even dark cir­cles. So what’s the deal? Look in­ves­ti­gates…

How It works

The skin is cleansed and numb­ing cream can be ap­plied. Then, ei­ther us­ing a resur­fac­ing ma­chine, hand­held der­maroller or pen de­vice, tiny nee­dles are used to make a con­trolled ‘in­jury’ on the skin sur­face, which in turn jump-starts the body’s nat­u­ral re­pair sys­tem.

why should I Have It?

The treat­ment stim­u­lates your skin into re­pair­ing it­self by in­creas­ing the blood flow, col­la­gen and elastin pro­duc­tion to the treated area. Ba­si­cally, it makes your skin look more youth­ful and with on­go­ing treat­ments, scar­ring, pig­men­ta­tion and even stretch­marks can be tar­geted.

does It Hurt?

Hon­estly? It does hurt a lit­tle bit. Look’s Ju­nior De­signer Me­gan tried out the Venus Vita resur­fac­ing treat­ment at joshi­clinic.co.uk (£200 per ses­sion) and ad­mit­ted it’s a tad un­com­fort­able, but all to­tally worth it in the long run.

‘My skin was a lit­tle red af­ter the treat­ment and, look­ing back, go­ing shop­ping post-treat­ment was prob­a­bly a bad idea. But it didn’t take long to go down and by the next day you’d never know.

‘Af­ter just one treat­ment, my pores were vis­i­bly smaller, my wrin­kles were re­ally re­duced (es­pe­cially my an­gry frown line) and my acne scars GONE! Plus, the re­sults have lasted to this day – over three weeks later.’

Can It re­duce my un­der-eye Bags?

Yes! By stim­u­lat­ing col­la­gen pro­duc­tion, der­marolling will help to grad­u­ally thicken the un­der-eye area, im­prov­ing the ap­pear­ance of dark cir­cles and crepey skin, as well as smooth­ing lines and wrin­kles. Hal­lelu­jah!

Tempted? The Harley Med­i­cal Group of­fer free con­sul­ta­tions and Derma FNS treat­ment for un­der-eyes. Prices start from £245 for a full face treat­ment.

Can I do It at Home?

Kinda. Al­though at-home der­marolling is huge in the US, the UK is still play­ing catch-up. Fac­e­gym’s Gold derma roller,£30, is per­fect for boost­ing col­la­gen your­self without step­ping any­where near a nee­dle. Roll in an up­ward­down­ward motion across the face, re­peat­ing four times in a se­ries of gentle move­ments for gor­geous, glow­ing skin. See ya later, Bo­tox – we’re all about der­marolling!

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